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Apr 04, 2020| Featured , News

 CCVS COVID-19 Response
Effective Immediately
4/3/2020

We have all found ourselves in a situation that is scary and unpredictable. With information and news changing daily, it can be challenging to know where to turn for support. We want to assure you the staff at CCVS is dedicated to supporting Vermonters with compassion, dedication and professionalism.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Crime Victim Services will be operating with an alternative schedule in accordance with the recommendations of our health officials for the foreseeable future. What this means for you is that we are keeping our employees safe but also maintaining coverage and in-office hours to support you with the highest-quality of service and support as a victim of crime. Please be patient as we work out the details, we are still navigating this new way of life.

We will be updating our statement on services availability as this crisis continues so please continue to monitor our website and follow us on social media for the most up to date information!

For your convenience, we have put together a list of organizations that may be able to offer you some support during this time. 

Many of these organizations have switched to online forums and virtual response systems to maintain services for those in need while going along with the Governor’s directives to stay safe and stay apart.

VT Network – Member organizations of the Vermont Network are working together with many others in their communities to coordinate efforts, plan for what lies ahead and get crucial resources to people experiencing health, financial and other impacts.

Victim Assistance Programs – Advocates – despite reduced in court activity, Victim Advocates across the state are still working hard to support victims regarding criminal cases and notifications. Follow the link above for specific advocates information.

Vermont Department of Health – the most up to date information about the COVID-19 virus.

Vermont Law Help – VT Law Help is a reference for COVID related issues such Stimulus Checks, evictions, family and sick leave, emergency housing, court filings, unemployment benefits, child custody, and health insurance and Medicaid. Click the link for contact information.

VCIL – VT Center for Independent Living

SafeSpace at the VT Pride Center – Dedicated community center focused on protecting health and safety of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ Vermonters.

Outright VT – offering virtual services including group meetings to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13-22.

VT Dept. for Children and Families – Specifically, there is information about the Family Services Division’s practices during the pandemic which can be found HERE.

VT 211 – by dialing 2-1-1, you will have access to local services and health related agencies as well as the full gamut of resources.

VT Agency of Human Services – a multitude of programs and services to protect Vermonters in need and those who cannot support themselves.

VT Dept of Labor – Information about unemployment insurance.

Community Justice Centers –  Supporting communities across Vermont by encouraging people to resolve disputes locally, avoiding law enforcement intervention and offering mediating opportunities. Visit link for locations across Vermont.

Parents Helpline – Call 1-800-CHILDREN for support or click the link for other parenting resources.

Don’t forget to follow us on social media for news and updates! 

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